The perfect weather was a fitting backdrop to a fantastic day trip for the Beaver and weekend adventure for the Cubs and Scouts.
A fun packed day was started and finished with a wonderful ferry trip from Lower Aghada Pier to Spike Island and back, the rest of the day was exciting and tiring for all of the Beaver Scouts.
From island hikes, orienteering, prison tours, obstacle courses and boat trips around the naval base, the beavers didn’t have a spare moment to catch their breath. The hot dog at the end of the day before they boarded the ferry was most welcome.
For the second year in a row, Aghada beavers were awarded the Gold Standard for their planning, preparation and range of activities. After the inspection in April by the County Officials, we received the award at the county day in Kilcully in June.
The Gold Award is the highest award available and shows the greatdynamic and vibrancy there is in the 66th Aghada Beaver section.
Congrats to all beavers and leaders on this outstanding achievement.
Despite the inclement weather, beavers thoroughly enjoyed themselves at Inch beach for last night of beavers for the summer.
The fog and the drizzle didn’t dampen their spirits and the hot dog at the end of the night sent them all home with a smile on their face. With games and activities galore, it was a good send off for the summer recess.
After a few false starts, due to the inclement weather, the beavers had a fantastic night from Aghada Pier on a sun soaked evening.
Pat’s excellent organisation and ability to talk people into loaning their boats and kayaks was very much appreciated by the beavers who thoroughly enjoyed their time on the water. First though was their safety talk and the checking of their buoyancy aids.
A great day was enjoyed by all when the Beavers visited the Fota Scout Camp on March 7th. Apart from camp fire skills, marching and orienteering, we also got a close up view of the Tigers in Fota Wildlife Park.
Beaver Scouts from the County came to visit Aghada Community Hall on Sun 22nd Feb for a fun filled and action packed morning of learning new scout skills that was enjoyed by all. Skills included orienteering, pioneering, first aid, parachute building, first aid and crime scene (csi) scenarios.
Despite the inclement weather, all of the Beavers had a great night when we visited both the Garda and Fire Stations in Midleton.
Apart from fingerprinting the beavers and spending some time in the cells and interview rooms at the garda station, there was great intrigue in the effects of a chip pan fire at the fire station and climbing through the fire engines.